The council met on May 5th, two days behind schedule due to council member absence. Mayor Andrea Gleckler, Councilman Jimmy Thornton, and Councilman Nelson Barnhiser were absent. The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Due to the missing members, no voting on issues was discussed at this time. Reading of the bills was skipped until June.
Ben Poorman stepped up requesting permission from the council to formally take over a piece of state-owned land to the east of his property, which is in the process of being signed over.
The state will no longer care for the land, which is 9.1 acres.
The former owner is deceased and has no known heirs. Ben will take over the easement rights and maintain care of the land. Ben is seeking whether or not any heirs do in fact exist.
The issue of loose running, untagged dogs was discussed, as well as trouble regarding personal property and trespassing. The issue of public access to local ordinances was brought up, as well as the issue of more efficient troubleshooting and organization.
The issue of local property damage and an absent landlord was discussed, as well as illegally cutting down trees on private property.
Village Administrator Tanya Lumbrezer covered the employee report.
-THM samples are scheduled for next week.
-The lagoon was sonar-scanned to check the sludge levels as recommended by the EPA. Councilwoman Julie Fenicle cleared the decision to decide at the next meeting.
-New stop signs and posts have been placed on order for $1800.00.
-Aqualine water pressure usage down by 15,000 compared to the previous 50,000.
-New water meter installed at the Fire Department
Old business came into discussion;
-A zoning complaint on Sawmill regarding trash buildup, which has been taken care of.
-The park transformer has been installed and is in working order.
-Ohio software quote received for $2,700.00 to be paid out of the Cares Act funding. Discussion put on hold for current lack of funding.
-ODOT now requires a minimum of 22 tons for the salt bin, which will hold off for at least 2 years.
-Housing council is in need of staff members
-The Memorial Day Parade was discussed with the issue of lack of public interest in taking part.
-A safe is required for the main office for prints for safekeeping.
-The lot on the corner of Kennedy, formerly owned by Gerald Derby, now deceased, is believed to be naturally owned by Sandra Derby, Gerald’s wife. The new owner of the property is interested in formally purchasing it.
The Sherriff’s department spent a total of 38.5 hours patrolling; 13 hours on the morning shift, 0.5 hours bicycle patrol, 16.5 afternoon shift, and 9 hours on the night shift.
The Sherriff’s department handled 4 complaints with zero speeding tickets. One alarm drop on Kennedy. 911 hangup on Lincoln. One suspicious person at main stop. One unlock call at Viking Pizzeria.
The meeting adjourned with no votes and no bills read. The next meeting will be head June 7th where all unaddressed topics from the May meeting will be discussed and decided at the Lyons Village Center.